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The report says the number of foreign fighters has risen significantly in the past three years. (HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP)
April 02, 2015 - 08:59 GMT
More than 25,000 foreigners are fighting with Islamist groups in countries that include Syria and Iraq, a new UN report has stated.
Tribal gunmen loyal to the Houthi movement brandish their weapons in the capital Sanaa during a demonstration against Saudi-led coalition’s Operation Decisive Storm. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
April 02, 2015 - 08:35 GMT
Militants allegedly linked to al-Qaeda stormed southern Yemen's presidential palace as well as a jail, where they supposedly freed a number of inmates.
Militant attacks against Egyptian military personnel have become increasingly common since Mohammad Morsi was ousted from his position as president in July 2013. (AFP/File)
April 02, 2015 - 08:12 GMT
At least ten soldiers were killed and eleven others injured in the most recent attack in Sinai.
The talks in Switzerland have been extended for a second day. (AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI)
April 02, 2015 - 08:10 GMT
Talks have been extended yet again over a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. A diplomat close to the talks said late on Wednesday that a deal could be announced within hours but had not yet been reached, and the talks could still collapse.
An Egyptian policeman stands guard outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on February 25, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
April 02, 2015 - 07:45 GMT
Egyptian courts referred 230 Morsi supporters to military court for violence related charges after the former president was ousted in July 2013.
Tikrit had been seized by Daesh in June last year but Iraqi forces have now recaptured the city. (AFP/File)
April 02, 2015 - 07:27 GMT
The UN has praised the Iraqi government forces for their recent recapture of the northern city of Tikrit from Daesh militants.
Riyadh says the strikes are in response to appeals by Hadi to 'save the [Yemeni] people from the Houthi militias.' (AFP/File)
April 02, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
At least 20 people, including civilians, have been killed during fighting in Aden, in the south of Yemen.
Lebanese army troops deploy in Wadi Khaled on Lebanon's northern border with Syria in May 2011. (AFP/File)
April 02, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Lebanon's military court charged 12 people, including a Lebanese soldier, with kidnapping defected members of the Syrian army and handing them over to the Syrian government.
Tear gas canisters lobbed by Israeli soldiers land during clashes with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
April 02, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Two NGOs on Wednesday filed a petition to reopen the closed investigation of a Palestinian who was hit by an IDF tear gas canister.
Somali refugees at a UNHCR reception center in Yemen in 2008. (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
April 01, 2015 - 19:38 GMT
In a turnaround of the decades-old pattern of Somalis crossing seas to seek refuge in Yemen, Yemenis are now escaping to Somalia.
The deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Authority government submitted his resignation on Tuesday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
April 01, 2015 - 19:05 GMT
The deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Authority government submitted his resignation on Tuesday.